For the Media
News, information and resources designed for members of the media who wish to enhance their coverage of the legal community in New York State
Learn more about NYSBA's legislative agendas and activities regarding issues of interest to the legal profession; read legislation reports, track bills and search for legislation.
Law, Youth & Citizenship
The Law, Youth and Citizenship (LYC) Program promotes citizenship and law-related education in schools throughout New York State. LYC assists educators in creating opportunities for students to become effective citizens able to participate fully in our democratic society.
Lawyer Assistance Program
The Lawyer Assistance Program mission is to educate the profession on issues relating to impairment due to addictions, depression and other mental health issues. These afflictions often impact members of our profession at greater rates than the general public. LAP also provides assistance, resources and referrals when help is needed. Call 1-800-255-0569 for assistance.
Lawyer Referral Service
When you call (1-800-342-3661) the New York State Bar Association Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS), you will be asked what county you are calling from, and where in New York you would like to see an attorney. The LRIS staff will ask you to describe your problem. Any information you provide will be held in the strictest confidence. The LRIS counselors are not lawyers and therefore cannot give you legal advice, but will help you find the right resource for your situation. In the event that we do not offer lawyer referrals in your county, we will provide you with contact information for a lawyer referral service that does.
Call(800) 342-3661 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pro Bono Affairs
Collected resources and programs for attorneys interested in Pro Bono service to their communities, including the Empire State Counsel program and other honors and awards.
Resources for Local Bars
The New York State Conference of Bar Leaders exists as a forum for improved and expanded communication among the various local, county, minority, ethnic, special purpose, specialty and women’s bar associations in New York State concerning matters of importance to the legal profession and the public.
NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION, ONE ELK STREET, ALBANY, NY 12207 PH: (518) 463-3200 SECURE FX: (518) 463-5993